Monday, March 6, 2017

[DMANET] PhD scholarships in optimization of local production chains at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany

We are looking for a strong, motivated PhD candidate with a background
in mathematics and/or computer science for a PhD scholarships in the
field of optimization of local production chains at BTU in Cottbus, Germany.

*The Project*

The GRS Cluster "Local Production by Smart Value Chains" is funded by
the BTU and involves the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht. Within this
project cluster five scholars work together on current topics in the
field of production and materials engineering, one of them with
special focus on mathematical questions. From a technological point
of view, the cluster focuses on combining classic production processes
of mass production with locally acting manufacturing processes. This
combination opens the possibility for individualizing components and
for localizing production near the end customers, but also for
repairing and maintaining components with minimal cost. The
mathematical research of the cluster aims at optimizing production
steps in local production facilities. In particular, this involves the
design of fast approximation algorithms for special constrained path
and network flow problems.


The Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg
supports the thematic cluster "Local Production by Smart Value Chains"
as part of the BTU Graduate Research School (GRS). Successful
applicants are expected to begin their research as soon as possible
with a scholarship for three years. Cottbus is a city offering
various benefits such as inexpensive housing and cost of living as
well as close vicinity to Berlin, Dresden and the recreation and lake
district area "Spreewald". The basic scholarship is 1400 Euros per
month. The GRS will also offer additional support for doctoral
students with children. Scholarship holders will have access to
additional funding of the GRS for their doctoral research
(e.g. mobility grants etc.).


You have obtained a university degree (Master's or equivalent) in
mathematics, techno-mathematics or computer science (with strong
background in mathematics or operations research) with very good
success. You have strong basic knowledge in discrete optimization and
strive to further develop your expertise towards a PhD degree. You
are communicative and a team player. You are fluent in English, both
written and spoken, and preferably have at least basic knowledge of
the German language.

Working language: German or English

Required documents:
− CV
− Certificates and transcripts
− Letter of motivation

*How to apply?*

Please send your application (preferably via email in a single PDF
document) by March 20, 2017 to:

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